CONAGHAN, PATRICK DAVID

first_img80, best known as “Judge” Conaghan, passed away at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ on March 27. Pat was born in Jersey City and lived all his life in Bayonne. He was sworn in as Judge of the Municipal Court of Bayonne in June 1996 serving until 2002. He was a graduate of St. Mary Star of the Sea Grammar School in 1951, St. Peter’s Prep in 1955, St. Peter’s College in 1962 and Seton Hall University Law School in 1965. While he was in law school, he served as judicial clerk for the Honorable David A. Nimmo, Superior Court Judge in Hudson County. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1965. At the beginning of his long legal career, he was a part of organizing the first Hudson County Public Defenders program as a Deputy Public Defender. He also served as an assistant counsel for the County and Prosecutor for the City of Bayonne. Pat was a long-time member of the Bayonne Chapter of Unico National, a charitable organization. The Chapter recognized him at its Awards Reception held March 24 presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Pat was the President of the Bayonne Board of Education immediately before he became a Judge and recently served again as a member of the Board. In his professional life, he was counsel to the First Savings Bank of New Jersey and served on its Board of Directors, as well as on the Board of Pamrapo Savings Bank. He was also a member of the Spring Lake Golf Club, serving on its Board of Trustees and as President from 2001 to 2002. He was also active in the Bayonne Democratic Club, the New Frontier Democratic Club, Bayonne Mental Health, Irelands ’32, the Jack Foye Association, and the Donald Ahearn Association. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Mount Carmel Guild and on the Board of the Directors of the YMCA, the Bayonne Police Athletic League, the United Way of Hudson County, the Bayonne Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Bayonne Kiwanis Club, serving as its President in 1980. He was a member of the Hudson County and New Jersey Bar Associations. He was a husband and father to his three children and a role model for his five grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Tonita Sando Conaghan, three children Susan McCusker and her husband William, Robert and his wife Elizabeth and Megan Conaghan and five grandchildren, Patrick, Megan and Brigid McCusker and Brian and Caitlin Conaghan. He also leaves his sisters Alice Luchino, Sally Kinsella, Anne Cook, Kathleen O’Donnell and Denise Conaghan, brother-in-law Francis Cook, sister-in-law Lore Conaghan, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Alice Conaghan (nee: Gibbons), his brother John J. Conaghan and his sister Brigid Breivogel. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to St. Peter’s Prep, Office of Institutional Advancement, 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, N.J. 07302. Funeral arrangements by O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 2028 Rte 35, Wall, NJ.last_img read more

Dorms find innovative ways to build community during pandemic

first_imgWhile COVID-19 has limited the variety of activities dorms can host, halls are trying to keep their traditions and allow the students to immerse themselves in the dorm life in safer and socially distant ways.Sophomore Danny Brennan, a resident of Fischer Hall, reflected on the pandemic as an opportunity for dorms to be more creative about planning events.“It’s definitely been tough so far,” Brennan said. “With all the restrictions, what we’ve traditionally done is a lot of barbecues and a lot of outdoor events with the dorm community, trying to tie people together in that way. But this year it’s been a little bit tougher than that, so we’ve had to be a little creative.”Fisher Hall has been fundraising for St. Adalbert Catholic School for many years. This year, Fisher planned a tournament with an entry fee that supports St. Adalbert.Brennan said it is important continue donating to St. Adalbert.“[Fisher residents] love the idea of not only them being able to have fun and a little competition, but also being able to give to St. Adalbert because we do have a commitment. I would say everyone, I mean I can’t obviously speak for everyone, but we really care about St. Adalbert,” Brennan said.The mood of competition also keeps residents active in Stanford Hall, who are participating in “Cross-Sectional Olympics,” Stanford president junior Allan Njomo said. Courtesy of Allan Njomo Stanford residents compete in Spikeball during the Cross-Sectional Olympics.“Cross-Sectional Olympics is a big competition we are all having as a dorm,” Njomo said. “We have a variety of big events and smaller events. For example, everybody goes out on the field and does a quick 40-meter race. We also have games of the iPhone pool, checkers or ping pong. Over time, these points are adding up to see which section is going to win on all of it.”Another signature event, ND 110, is organized by Duncan Hall. President, junior Jason Wanamaker described the event’s success this year.“ND 110 is a stair climb that honors first responders that climbed the Twin Towers during 9/11,” Wanamaker said. “We got about 370 students to participate this year. Last year, only about 100 students participated, so we upped the participation a lot. At the end of the day, we got to write a check for $10,000 to the charity for disaster relief.”Duncan also hosted a Yoga SYR with a certified yoga instructor. Courtesy of Jason Wanamaker Students gather outside for Duncan’s Yoga SYR.“We have a certified yoga instructor in our dorm,” Wanamaker said. “He had people bring dates to the lawn behind Duncan. It was very fun. We got about 150 people total.”The dorm presidents realize the difficulties for new students in meeting new people and making friends. Pasquerilla East president Meghan Bolinger shared how Zoom makes it easier for students to engage.“The Zoom events could have helped with that as people were able to tune into things without necessarily taking that initial step right away,” the junior said.Pasquerilla East Hall teamed up with the Spreading Positivity and Radiating Kindness (SPARK) Commission which allows freshmen to connect with upperclassmen.“Upperclassmen and freshmen could sign up to help plan events and facilitate things together,” Bolinger said. “They were put in their SPARK groups, as an opportunity to meet new people who weren’t necessarily their roommates, go get dinner with them and plan events. It’s more freshmen targeted just because it’s a really difficult time this year.”Lewis Hall and Walsh Hall have also created similar programs that could help freshmen get outside of their comfort zone and meet new people.Lewis president, junior Claire Wilson commented how her dorm’s Big Little program is connecting freshmen with upperclassmen.“This coming Friday is our Big Little reveal,” Wilson said. “This year, it is huge. We have so many littles that everyone has two littles.”Walsh chief of staff, junior Caroline Bice said the hall has altered its traditional events to adhere to new safety guidelines.“We have a lot of events that are Walsh traditions which we had to adapt for this year,” Bice said. “We have this thing called Soul Sisters which is basically a Bible study format discussion, where you just talk about your faith in a super informal way, its application to current situations so how you’re changing and how that affects you and your mental health.”Tags: COVID-19, dorm community, Duncan Hall, fisher hall, lewis hall, Pasqueriila East, Stanford Hall, Walsh Halllast_img read more

No Premier League games on free-to-air channels’ next season

first_imgPremier League matches ‘will not be televised live on free-to-air channels’ next season despite fans being locked out of stadiums for the first few weeks. And the unprecedented screening of every top-flight fixture in the UK as seen post-restart will also not continue in 2020-21. Since English football returned following the Covid-19 lockdown, all 92 Premier League matches have been broadcast live on either Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime or the BBC. 33 of those 92 matches were shown free-to-air on either the BBC, Amazon or Sky’s Pick channel with games played behind closed doors without supporters. But, according to The Times, Premier League coverage will revert to normal at the beginning of next season with subscriptions needed to view the games.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?center_img That’s despite the likelihood that fans won’t be allowed inside stadiums for at least the first three weeks of a season due to start on September 12 – and only then in restricted numbers. read also:Eagles star sets new Premier League record Broadcast partners Sky, BT Sport and Amazon came under pressure from the government to ensure all matches were accessible following the league’s resumption in June. But with that pressure now gone, the broadcasters are keen to revert to the previous situation where only half of Premier League games are shown live. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more